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Jason Aldean Playing Xfinity Theatre

Jason Aldean has a new record, “Rear View Town,” which covers a lot of the standard bases: blowing off steam on the weekend, shots of tequila and basically cutting loose. If Aldean once got attention for blending elements of hip-hop and arena rock into his country anthems, he’s moved more toward...

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    Justin Townes Earle released “Kids in the Street” in 2017. It opens with “Champagne Corolla,” a slinky and swampy appreciation of a fine young woman who drives a humble economy car. “She can run all week on just one tank/Goes to show you she’s got a head on her shoulders,” he sings. It’s far more...

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        • Journey And Def Leppard At XL Center

          Journey And Def Leppard At XL Center

          The ‘80s don’t show any sign of going away. The new wave, rap and college rock of that era remains of interest to many, but the arena pop of the 1980s managed to mix shmaltz, hair metal and power balladry in ways that stuck with radio listeners of the age. And new generations of fans learn to love...

          • Migos To Perform At Hot Jam At Xfinity Theatre

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            Atlanta hip-hop trio Migos released “Culture II” at the start of this year. It was the much anticipated follow-up to its sophomore album from last year, which brought hits like “T-Shirt” and “Bad and Boujee.” As evidence of how dizzyingly the culture machine operates now, the group has gone from...

            • Basement To Play Toad's Place

              Basement To Play Toad's Place

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                Rene McLean To Perform At The Artists Collective

                Multi-reedist Rene McLean made his debut as a bandleader at the age of 16 in 1963. His father, the alto saxophonist, bandleader, composer and educator Jackie McLean, had gotten early lessons and pointers from artists like Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker and Bud Powell. Rene McLean received a similarly...

                • Doyle Bramhall II To Play Infinity Hartford

                  Doyle Bramhall II To Play Infinity Hartford

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                  • Dana Fuchs To Play The Warehouse

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                    Bluesy belter Dana Fuchs experienced some massive losses leading up to work on “Love Lives On,” her new record. She lost three close family members in a short time span. It’s hard to even imagine remaining standing, much less being productive and energetic in the face of such grief. But Fuchs has...

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